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morning news continues right now. well just a few moments ago tony explained it was dawn. now that we can see the sun, we know. we are just a few minutes past sunrise. allison. >> i was going to say sunrise. but we missed the first sliver. >> thanks for being with us. let's get straight to tony perkins. >> a fine start to the day. good morning to you, good morning, allison and everybody. it is going to be a hot day today. let's look at the current temperatures around the region. 68 right now in the nation's capital. 62 in baltimore. dulles is at 64. patuxent naval air station is at 70. frederick, maryland is at 59 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. as you saw from the live shot, skies are mostly clear. bright sunshine traveling east. that may slow you down because of the sun. out to the north and west there
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is some rainfall across the great lakes, northwestern portions of ohio and through indiana. and some of that could make it through here tonight so we could see some rainfall. so your day planner looks like this: hot and increased humidity. a high today around 90 degrees. yes, 90 degrees. that's a look at the weather. we have more coming up. right now let's go to julie wright. starting off with the screw in sky fox. they are hovering above the accident involving a tractor- trailer on westbound i-70 after the exit for 94 in woodbine. some traffic squeezing by single file to the left. so delays closer to the exit for woodbine. traveling westbound on i-70. you can use 97 as an alternate
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and pick up 650, but a lot of clean-up can be done before we reopen the highway. westbound i-70 down to one lane to 94 leaving woodbine. and if you are traveling montgomery county, southbound along 270, still lingerings delays from germantown ford mva. no incidents just volume. you'll find if you are traveling in virginia, 395 slowing leaving duke street up toward seminary road. slow across theocko juan and again in springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood where tons of belongings are dumped out on to the street. a woman's personal items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. >> the woman being kicked out of her home, desperate to save
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her items. we have the story. >> reporter: mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her home and she didn't have anywhere to go. this is all of her stuff. according to her, this is what she did, she basically collected these items to send home to her family in venezuela. i want to introduce you to mrs. diaz. obviously, it's been a long night. you lost your job, isn't that what happened. you used to be a care giver. tell me about that. >> i i've been working for many years for a senior citizen in their house and cleaning and taking their medication and whatever they need, i'm happy to do it. but the dying son sent him to a nursing home. >> reporter: and this is to
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help your family members in venezuela. >> right. and anyone that could make happy [ inaudible ] i'm glad to be in the united states to look out for people. >> reporter: what are you going to do with this stuff? you have no home. and the city said if it is not removed by 9:00 then they will. what are you going to do? >> i hope someone will help me because i have no money, no job. >> reporter: counsel member graham was here last night and was able to get two trucks for you so you were able to take some of your valuables away, that correct? >> yes. >> reporter: but you're not sure where this will go after 10:00, is that the deadline. >> yes. >> reporter: best of luck to
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you. we appreciate it. that's the latest here from columbia heights. we're at 11th and ole is and everywhere you look it's unbelievable that she had this in one home. she said she's not a horder or a pack rat, this is just a system she had in place and hoping save this stuff. back to you. >> matt, thank you. new unemployment numbers are out and the recovery seems to be hitting a wall. the jobless rate was 9.9%. in maryland it rose to 7.3%. it also edged up slightly in virginia to 7% for august. the national unemployment rate is currently at 9.6%. the senate failed to repeal the pentagon's policy that forces gay soldiers to lie. both argued and let it go to a senate debate. many pointed out that the administration wants its policy
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changed, but it was attached to a $20 billion defense bill. >> i will not allow the defense bill to be a train to carry through controversial, unpopular pieces of legislation. >> secretary gates a republican. this policy must change because there is an election coming up? of course not. it's because they reached a conclusion, the policy needs to change. >> harry reid said he'll bring it up again in the lame duck session. insurgents are said to have shot down a helicopter with americans on board. most of the nine kills were in fact americans. the nato helicopter went down in southeast afghanistan. it's the deadliest crash for coalition forces in four years. a new tell-all book about
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president barack obama's advisors comes out on monday. it depicts turf wars in the white house. doug luzader has the preview. >> reporter: for months bob woodward has been investigating the obama administration and some of the first details are starting to come out. when president obama announced his new afghanistan strategy late last year, he sounded resolute. >> as commander and chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: but his composure may have betrayed what was happening behind the scenes. even richard holbrook said of the president's strategy that it can't work. it's just one of the revelations in bob woodward's book obama's wars. on preorder it's already a best seller on
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the new york times obtained a copy and there are some enticing nuggets about some of the sniping within the obama administration. petraeus reportedly called axelrod a complete spin doctor. but most of the focus is on the afghan deliberations. when the president was asked why he wanted to set a troop deadline he said i have to say that. i can't lose the whole democratic party. and when the pentagon came back looking for more troops for afghanistan, he was angry. the kurt reply, i'm done doing this. the white house did cooperate for the book and at the very left obama's wars will get a lot after tension. there are already 630,000 copies in print. in washington, doug luzader,
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fox news. busy day for the president. he's holding a health care reform. then it's on to new york to make a pitch for international cooperation for global poverty. he'll close out his appearance at two democratic fundraisers in new york. a woman running for u.s. senate in maryland died after being struck by an suv and now her mother is speaking out. natasha pettygrew was hit by a cadillac escalade. the driver didn't stop but did call later to say she thought she hit a deer. pettygrew held on for two days before her mom told the doctors to take her off life support. >> i'm empty and lost. i miss her, but i did the right thing. i made the decision not to resuscitate when her heart
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failed. she would not want to have lived in a vegetative stage. >> police say the driver of the suv didn't realize what happened until after she got back to her home in upper marlboro. so far no charges have been filed in the case. some of the other top stories, including the search for a suspect of a woman found dead in an apartment on greenbelt road. calls about gunshots did come into 911 before her body was found. police do not have a suspect or motive. in manassas police have a 15-year-old in custody following a brutal stabbing. they say two teen-agers beat a photographer who was taking pictures of the canterbury shopping center. people saw the acing it and started blowing their horns and
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that's when the suspect ran off. >> refusing to halt the ex execution. she was convicted of the mastermind behind the killing of her husband and his stepson. caught on camera, a father storms on a school bus after his disabled daughter is bullied. he's speaking out. what he has to say. and then jon stewart and steven colbert bringing their political humor to the nation's capital. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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68 degrees. it's 7:14. time for a look at stories making headlines. at united nations the president of iran said that capitalism is facing defeat, calling for an overhaul of the u.n. saying it's undemocratic and unjust. he wants world leaders to come up with a new world order. the takoma international airport had to shut down briefly. three passengers slipped past an unstaffed security check point during a personnel rotation. planes were kept at gates for minutes and all were found and screens. a florida man is apologizing after being caught on surveillance video yelling at school children. it happened on september 3rd north of orlando.
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jame where's willie jones told authorities that boys placed a condom on top of his daughter's head. he is working to get his charges drop. 7:16. let's check in with tony. going to be a hot one. >> yesterday we were 80 degrees and today 90. more hot and more humid today. >> and that's quite a jump, 10 degrees? >> it doesn't happen all that often. warm air pushing in here and it will sit with us for a couple of days. so it will feel like summer for a few more days. julie wright will like that. right now reagan national reporting a temperature of 68 degrees. relative humidity 78%. and winds out of the southwest. and i keep mentioning that, the breeze out of the southwest brings the warmer air into place. temperatures in the 70s across the southeastern united states. 75 in wichita, kansas. out to the west, not as cool as
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it has been in some recent mornings. 67 in salt lake city. here is a look at the national satellite radar. there is a frontal boundy extending from the central plains -- or the midwest up into the great lakes region. that is pushing into our area. and once it gets here it could trigger showers and thunderstorms for viewers later this evening and during the nighttime. tomorrow and friday hot and humid. highs into the low 90s. saturday low 80s for your high. and then sunday mid-70s, and that will continue on monday. sunday we could see some showers and thunderstorms come through. there you go. the latest on the weather. >> many thanks. let's check in with julie wright and see how traffic is
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moving. >> still slow go in the direction of carol county. that's due to the over turned tractor-trailer. after the exit for 94 in woodbine, traffic squeezing by single file to the left. you can use 97 as the work around. traveling southbound along 29, they have an accident down at prelude drive and delays on the beltway from 95 to georgia avenue. 395 toward seminary road, no accidents to report, just volume delays to accompany the trip northbound. and the brakes out of dale city, through woodbridge and again at springfield. we have delays leaving 7100 toward fort belvoir. that's a check check of -- check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the
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national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them
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off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get them to see what is at stake in this election. >> facebook sites have racked up 200,000 rsvps. >> thaer reading folks through social networks. >> reporter: a d.c. based lab helps to organize their movements online. >> what i'm hoping will happen is you'll have a lot of issues and candidates that get a flood of new volunteers. >> reporter: an application for the permit for the dueling rallies has been submitted but a lot still has to be ironed out. how many numbers, security plans and transporation and even portable bathrooms. it received permit approval four days prior to the event. approval can even occur the very same daytimes. will thomas, fox news.
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polls show democrats are far less excited about the november 2nd elections while republicans are. while independent voters are leaning toward the g.o.p. they could possibly seize control of the senate. wycliff has ended his plan to run for the presidency of haiti. he tried to run for the top office in the wake of the devastating deaf devastation this year. the obama top economic advisor plans to leave. summers will step down as director of the national economic counsel to return to harvard university. in a statement the president said he is grateful for his service. to other high profile team who left early they are year. a shake-up in the office of
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the d.c. superintendent of education. the washington post is reporting that carrie briggs resigned via email last week. the school board is said to be by upset. the mayor pointed an interim superintendent. it is 7:22 on wednesday morning. paris hilton denied entrance into japan. we'll tell you why coming back. and summer is over but you can still check out some of the water activities later. stay with us. it's 7:22. a f# $$j?
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paris hiltons legal troubles are interrupting her international travel plans. she's heading back to the united states after being neglected from japan.
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her appearance was canceled. she just pled guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in las vegas. the white house among the millions to have the twitter site hacked. a norwegianon programmer admitted that he effectd it with a virus, quote, just to see if i could do it. and visitors to twitter found that hovering their mouse over a link could cause pop up messages, websites open up in their browser and directing some to pornography. the white house secretary noticed the problem right away. >> there will be those that want to gum up the system and things like that. it doesn't -- i don't hesitate to continue to use it. >> if it can hit the white house course bond object -- correspondent, it can hit you. >> the company blames the breach on a recent update to the site. coming up on this wednesday morning, 7 officials from a small california town arrested
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for taking more than $5.5 million from the city. we'll look at the story into and don't ask, don't tell, will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. we'll talk about democrat and republican strategists what is next in this debate. it is just about 7:30 now.
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time for a look at today's top stories. a d.c. woman has been evicted and desperate to save her belongings scattered out over 11th street and otis place in northwest. the woman tells fox 5 she was evicted after losing her job. she said council member jim graham helped haul away her most valuable items. the city is expected to come later and take her belongings to a dump. republicans in the senate blocked a bill that would have lifted the military's ban on openly gay soldiers. senators considered allowing a full debate. every republican joined democrats to defeat the bill. an arrest in the town of bell, california, south of los angeles. the mayor, former city manager and other officials were raided
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and charged with 53 counts of misusing more than $5 million in city funds. california state's attorney has been investigating the town leaders since they paid themselves huge salerys. the mayor was earning $800,000 a year salary. they are headed to court later today. it's 7:31. let's check in with tony for another look at the forecast. if you were trying to hang on to summer, you got your wish today. >> you sure do. people like julie wright are going to return this. it is a return to the 90 -- 90s for perhaps a lot time this year. 80 at reagan national. 80 at dulles. bwi marshall only made it up to 77 degrees. they'll do better than that today, i'll tell you that much. here is a look at the current temperatures around the region.
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we are 68 degrees. 68 here in washington. 68 degrees in quantico. up in baltimore it is 62 degrees. 71 in winchester. salisbury, maryland, is at 63 degrees. let's take a look at the next map. here it is. this is your satellite radar for the region. you can see that we are pretty much cloud-free right here. we have clear skies and we'll have a lot of sunshine again today. we talk about the possibility of some rain late today and during the nighttime hours. that's because of the frontal boundary. now we have some models that tucker and i have looked at that don't bring much precipitation into our region and in fact that's what we think will happen. most of you won't see rain. but there is about a 30% chance of some rain showers and thunderstorms popping up in parts of the region later on this afternoon and then during the evening hours as well. so the forecast for today looks like this: a lot of sunshine, hot and humid today, late-day shower or thunderstorm is possible, high of about 90 degrees. then for tonight, not as cool
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with the warm air in place. look for an overnight low in town of 69 degrees. most of you will be in the 60s. we won't see a whole bunch of 50s out there, no 40s. and again the early thunderstorm is possible. then your five-day forecast looks like this: tomorrow hot and humid, 91. friday, hot and humid, 91. things change on saturday. cooler and clouds hanging around, 82 for the high. maybe a shower late in the day. sunday could see some rain showers come through. high of only 75 degrees on sunday. that's a look at the weather. now here is julie wright with a look at traffic. julie, the next three days are for you? >> thank you. it makes up for the lunch dates you've dissed me on. >> there you go. >> on the roads you'll find the lanes are open, making the trip on the top stretch of the beltway. check out 270, main line is moving, albeit slowly as you continue out of rockville for the split. falls road slow down toward the
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exit at montrose and slowing here at shady grove as you continue to work southbound. all lanes are open. 29 at prelude drive, a wreck in the right lane. westbound 70 after 94 and woodbine, accident and clean-up continues. you can bail out and use 97 as an alternate. traveling in on 66, here comes the sun and we have the delays through centreville and 7100 past the 50 merge and extend toward 123. the toll road is slowing from 127 to the beltway and the inner loop tied up leaving braddock toward 66. authorities say they are checking for a crash at the inner loop. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. by a four-vote margin a defense spending bill that included language on don't ask, don't tell failed to pass. if democrats in congress lose a significant number of seats in the november election that will
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effect things. joining us now peter fenn and dan hazelwood, kind enough to get here for the g.o.p. side of things while jim innocenzi is away. and this attached to the defense spending bill. your take on what happened. peter, let me start with you, because democrats were hoping get the 60 votes. a couple of democrats voted against it. harry reid had to if he wants to introduce it. what was your take on this? >> well i'll tell you, one of the problems now is you need 60 votes to do anything in the senate. when i worked there, it wasn't. filibuster is a misnomer now and it becomes very difficult. and they figured look, we probably won't have close to 60 votes after january and let's try it now. but i think the point is its train has left the station. they're going to have gay and lesbian members of the
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enforcement. most of the military brass, aside from the new marine commendant believe it will happen. and the cores or congress may do it. but the train has left the station. >> what do you think, dan? >> think this whole issue is a big shiny object that harry reid is waving in the election hoping that everybody will look over here and ignore the fact that this is one of the most incompetently managed congress. they passed a stimulus bill not creating jobs, a health care bill that is a disaster and they're saying look over here, we're trying to pass legislation that they knew won't get through. two members for caucus saying they would never be on board, so this is a political stunt trying to rack up before the election and it once again showed that this is a congress that can't get anything done. >> was the republican vote because it was attached to the defense bill or just disagreement to the don't ask don't tell policy repeal or
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there wasn't enough time to debate this issue? >> all of the above. one of the things peter and i can agree on is that congress is broken and has been for years. and republicans are saying let's have a discussion of these issues. it's a controversial issues and there are people that are passionate on both sides. but let's not wait 20 months and not do anything and then jam it through at the last minute. >> i would disagree with dan. despite the fact they had to get 60 votes, this has been a productive year and a half and it will be looked upon that way if the tea party wins the races come november. but the scary thing about this, and the new york times put it out, in the fast they would have had agreement on to amendments and how many were offered. republicans wanted to tie it up. but in the past, you say you get four amendments and we get three and they would have gone
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through this. every one of the amendments wouldn't take 60 votes. we cannot run a congress with this filibuster situation. >> i don't want to take too much time on this buzz we will debate it more next hour with students involved in this. and i know harry reid said he would bring this through a lame duck session. does it still have a possibility it could come up. >> yes. susan colins in maine and olympia snow could vote for it. and it could happen. but it's running through the courts and the courts have ruled it illegal. this is -- you can stand in the doorway of this kind of change but it will happen. that's the danger of congress of trying to jam through controversial issues during a lame duck session, to try to
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jam through legislation. if peter is right and this is coming, let's just have a vote. you can have a straight up and down vote. but not before the election saying let's ignore the fact that we've mismanaged the economy for the past 18 months. >> and as the primary is coming up and i'll talk about the republican party and there is so much made about the tea party candidates coming up and taken over. we see several long time leaguers that have not paid their appearance since last year. and maybe the party might not welcome a ronald reagan type these days, who do you think. >> it's not fun to lose an election. nobody wishes that personal angst on many people and he lost and his hurting. and the fact is there is a lot of change. it's a good thing when people
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get sent new people and fresh faces. we in washington like to say we're the smart people and sit at the back tables and pick the nominees. last at the -- look at the last picks. outsiders are good. that's what is healthy. we need people who will challenge the system and what the tea party is and what the american people are and frankly what the movement that was behind was, we're tired of politics as unusual in washington, d.c. change the system and they'll keep throwing them out and sending in new people again and again. >> and the g.o.p., the grand old party, has become the overboard party if you look at the stances they take. they don't have social security, they don't want to have medicare. >> that's just a bunch of silliness. >> no, no. >> wait a minute, dan. do you want me to go through
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the list. [ overlapping speakers ] >> republicans want social security. >> look at your nominee in alaska and in colorado, look at your nominee in delaware. >> dan, the problem is -- >> you threw joe lieberman out of your party. >> the problem is the republican nominees, eight of whom were not endorsed by the -- by your party organization are so extreme they are not at all mainstream and this will hurt in november because voters will say, christine o'donnell, what does she stand for? witchcraft, that's a fun thing. >> we are right back to the shiny object. let's look at the shiny object over here. let's look at delaware. you want to talk about delaware. >> you want to talk about christine. >> they'll decide this in november. >> and she's behind by 15 points for a reason, dan. >> and senator harry reid just announced that the democratic nominee was hit pet. so the voters of delaware are going to talk about a pet of
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reid or somebody who said something silly a bunch of years ago. >> you get me energized we'll see you in november. dan, will you come back again. we appreciate having you here. peter, it's always a pleasure. back to you. it's just about 7:42. it's a big day for american idol fans and find out why when we come back.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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well here they are. the rumored judges on upcoming season of american idol. how do they look? there is speculation that jennifer lopez and steven tyler will join the judge and the winner as i see it, right, randy jackson, or are you the winner, on the panel for the 10th season. we'll find out when it is announced in a live webcast at 1:00 p.m. with a news conference to
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follow. we'll have a link on >> you wonder if he's like i'm the survivor, the original. or do you think he's been like i've had my resume out there for so many years. >> it's weird how you do have that feeling. >> i don't want to suggest that the list you have is wrong but i want to mention that immediately after the show today i have to catch a private jet to l.a., just want to tell you. >> all right. well we'll look forward to seeing you at 1:00 at the news conference. >> how surprised would we about? >> wouldn't it be crazy? >> we'd be so happy. >> so isn't it funny that the steven tyler puts them in the put it in your place judge. >> i bet they're saying no one is replacing simon and this is a new group of judges. >> but don't you want to show
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how -- >> yes you do. let's take a look at the regional temperatures. >> she can't be jenny from the block any more. she's rich now. >> you have the block in your heart, tony. [ laughter ] >> it's going to be hot today. five-day forecast, 90 for the high. maybe a shower or thunderstorm late. hot and humid tomorrow and friday. and temperatures drop off over the weekend. unsettled weather this weekend, thlook. >> thank you so much. >> my pleasure. let's get to julie wright in a hurry, please. >> hop on a plane to l.a. i thought he was skipping bail. outer loop of the beltway, here at van dorn headed toward an accident at eisenhower. that's blocking the left lane. northbound i-95 toward duke
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street, heavy and slow from the fst toward seminary road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the time now is 73:47 on this 7 -- 7:47. the don't ask don't tell has no future. >> we'll tell you about it. the fashional harbor continues to evolve and find ways to have fun for you and your family. are you already on boat? i'm going to get on the boat and we're going to head out into water. because there is a new thing out here that has everything to do with yachts and cruising. we'll explain what it is and how you can sign up for it next on fox 5 morning news. good job, guys. building wind farms and
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expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a
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renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. the warm temperatures this week might have you looking for something to do outdoors. >> and our holly morris is down at the national harbor where they have a lot to do while the weather is still nice. they have stuff to do all year but a lot to do when it is warm. holly, good morning. >> reporter: and we have to say that we are actually on the harbor this morning as we are headed out as we speak. you didn't know you were going on a cruise on this wednesday morning, did you? well it's just one of the many experiences you can have
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outdoors here now at national harbor, thanks to clever outdoors. and this is the out reach director, joining me on board. good morning to you, ma'am. >> good morning. >> what a gorgeous morning. >> it's perfect weather to get on the water. >> reporter: and tell us about your program. >> it is a educational nonprofit and we have a variety of things going on all year round, including a summer camp and all of our operations here at national harbor from may until the end of october, and then we also do -- we work with a lot of schools in the area to do out door ed programs and we collaborate with the teachers to what they are learning in the classroom. >> reporter: and tell me about the cruise. >> this is a ship, a bennetto. and so when you come out on a
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charter, you learn the basicles sailing. you can learn how to steer a boat and work with sails and run the rigging and all of that stuff. and so families can come out, groups of friends can come out. you can learn about sailing a big night. you can overnight if you want to. so there are a lot of options. >> reporter: and since we're on the back there, thank you so much. let's check in with the captain of the ship. the executive director, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: that's fancy steering you have going on. to make the most of this whole experience, what would you suggest? >> i think there are a lot of things that are fun. one of the things that we bring down to national harbor is the chance to be outdoors down here in the city. and so whether you are coming down on the weekend and hopping on one of the hobey cats or the lightning or getting out in a canoe or kayak, it's a chance to be on the beautiful potomac river which i think a lot of people see and --
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>> look at those eagles. >> yeah. those are small eagles. but people see the potomac and drive by, but to be out on it and experience it. >> reporter: with the eagles flying. >> yeah, see the eagles flying. and it's a beautiful river and it's right in our backyard and i think its something that everyone that comes down to fashional harbor thinks i can get out on the river, but they can. >> reporter: and not everyone can afford a beautiful sailboat so this is a way to get the experience. >> absolutely. anything from a small kayak to our smaller sailboats, spending a day or weekend out on the larger boat. >> reporter: i haven't let the adults talk and i tell people thinks are a lot of fun. because i'm a big kid at heart. so i brought in experts. so these are the testers. okay, girls, tell me your name. >> i'm caitlin. >> i'm julia. >> reporter: hi. and you spent the night on the boat last night? >> yeah.
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>> reporter: what was it like. >> it was fun. i liked hearing the water. >> reporter: was it rocky when you were sleeping? >> kind of. >> reporter: but you didn't get seasick or anything? >> no. >> reporter: so what did you do all night? what was the fun thing? >> we saw the fireworks. >> reporter: that's cool. what else did you do? >> we got -- we just talked. >> reporter: just told stories all night. >> we were playing hang man. >> reporter: it was like a slumber party on the boat. how much fun is that? >> yeah. >> reporter: so next time you can invite me? >> sure. >> reporter: i tell really good stories and i'm pretty good at hang man too. here is what you need to know. is our website. we have a link here to the national harbor. if you want to find out about the experiences they have. but we are not done yet. we are taken you out on the boat but in the next hour we are taking you up, because they have a brand new nautical
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themed course and do you think you're up for the challenge? i heard you are scared. >> no. >> reporter: we'll find out. back to you guys. >> it looks so peaceful. 7:56 on this wednesday morning. identity thieves going after children and teen-agers. >> how they are getting access to private information and what you can do to protect your family. and then at 9:00 one of the real housewives of d.c. is going to be here. and you know tracy scott turner was adopted and now she's on a mission to help d.c. children in foster care. stay with us, fox 5 morning news will be right back.
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bizarre scene playing thought d.c. as an unemployed woman has been evicted from her apartment, her belongings strewn across the street. we are live with more on what the city is trying to do to help her out. then don't ask, don't tell will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. we'll have both sides of the debate coming up this hour. and identity thieves going after children and teen-agers. how they are getting access to private information and what
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you can do to protect your family. good morning, i'm steve chenevey, and i'm allison seymour. welcome to wednesday morning. fox 5 morning news, we are happy you are with us. and we say good morning to our friend tony perkins. >> today summer ends tonight at 11:09 and then fall begins but it will feel like summer with a high temperature of 90 degrees. let's check out reagan national where the latest report is the temperature is 68 degrees. still the same. relative humidity 70%. winds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and that southwesterly breeze is helping to bring the warmer air in today. here is the satellite radar composite. not much to see. skies are mostly clear and shall be for the bulk of today. there are clouds building in from the west but those have dissipated. so a lot of sunshine for the roll into work this morning. forecast for today, mostly sunny and hot and somewhat humid. late-day shower or thunderstorm is possible.
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maybe during the evening rush hour and into the evening hours. look for a high today of 90, yes 90, degrees. more details on that coming up in a little bit. >> i'm going to party until 11:08 today. and i won't be alone. >> you and julie wright. >> i have on my opened toed sandals. >> i do too, under the desk. on the outer loop, trouble in virginia, crash involving a motorcyclist. and this is heading around the curve to eisenhower and that's where the crash occurred and all traffic stopped at the scene of the crash and delays building from springfield past van dorn, all in the direction of the wilson bridge. you can head northbound on 395 and ride the ramp at duke and join back up in old town alexandria. i know that's out of your way, but it beats just sitting here on the beltway because right
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now no one is getting by. and details from the northbound 95 gridlocked. delays beginning back toward 7100 up to newington toward 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. well quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood. tons of blockings -- belongings are dumped out on a street. a woman's items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. she is being evicted from her home and is desperate to save her items. matt acland joins us live from the scene with details. good morning. >> good morning. as its sun has come up, now you get a good idea of what this all looks like. we are at 14th and otis place -- excuse me, 11th and otis place near in columbia heights. and if you show them around, you can see just about every street corner down half a block there are items, just about everything you could think of. mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her house yesterday and
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fallen on hard times and hasn't been able to pay her rent because she lost her job as a care giver. so all of her stuff was put out on the street yesterday and she doesn't know what she will do now. she collected this stuff and sends it home to her family in venezuela and hasn't been able to do that because she's fallen on hards -- on hard times. we've been told by public officials, it is likely the city will come in here and remove it if she doesn't have someone to come out and assist her. we talked to her not long ago and here is what she had to say. >> what are you looking for today, what are you trying to find? >> well they don't have a way to leave. and i start at the bottom again. >> she said she's not a pack
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rat, she's not a horder, this is just stuff she's kept need and organized inside her home. there are so many things to show you. from an old tv set, some pictures, i see a food processor, all of this stuff here. and she said she doesn't know what she will do if someone doesn't come out and offer her a truck or two. we heard rumors someone might be coming out later to offer her a truck and a space to butt all of this stuff, but if that doesn't happen by i've been hearing, 9:00 or 10:00 today, city will come here and remove this and get it out of this columbia heights neighborhood. back to you. >> matt acland. thank you. new unemployment numbers are out and the jobless rate in the district remained at 9.9% for the month of august. in maryland the unemployment rate went up two-tenths of a percent to 7.3% and edged up slightly in virginia to 7%. still well below the national unemployment rate of 9.6%. if you're looking for work
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check out our job shop online. today's job of the day is with verizon, looking for a director of federal government relations. for more information on this job and many others go to and click on the job shop tab at the top of the home page. the president is holding another backyard discussion at a private home in falls church just before noon. the focus is on health care reform and the patient bills of rights and it's off to new york to make a pitch on global poverty at the u.n. they'll close out the day with an appearance at two democratic fundraisers in new york. a woman running for u.s. senate in maryland died after being struck been an suv. natasha pettigrew was on her bike training for a triathlon when she was struck by a cad lek escalate. the driver did call, some four
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hours later, saying she hit a deer. pettigrew held on for more than a day before her mother took her off life support. >> i'm empty, i'm lost. i miss her, but i did the right thing. i made the decision not to resuscitate when her heard failed. she would not want to have lived in a vegetative state. >> now while the driver called police to say she thought she hit a deer, she also found a like lodged in the grill of her suv when she arrived home. no charges have been filed at this point. police investigating a murder. a woman found dead at an apartment complex on greenbelt road. officials say calls about gunshots came into 911 before her body was found. police do not have a suspect or motive at this point. it is now 8:06.
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the military don't ask, don't tell policy will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. senate democrats failed to muster the 50 votes needed to push forward the bill to repeal the tollsy. joining us now, fred sentence from the huge and rights campaign and elaine dolly from the military preparedness. and fred, what was your reaction yesterday after the vote. >> after 17 years of work by many and a policy that goes against the fashional security interest of the united states, it was a disappointment. but we'll wait for the session that follows the election to get it done. >> and your reaction? >> it was a great victory for
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the military. the united states senate fulfilled its responsibility for oversight. they did not allow the majority lead tore ram through legislation that would be harmful for the military. and i was proud of the senators and it was a bipartisan vote. there is no good reason to repeal this law regarding homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, transgenders in the military. the troops have not been heard from yet. and i predict it will not pass in the lame duck session either. >> do you think we can get this through. >> virtually everything elaine said is untrue. this is a policy long past time to implement. elaine knows it hurts our national security interest when we have over 65,000 gays and lesbians serving right now that are basically being forced to lie. every study -- there are many
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that have integrated gays and lesbians into the security. it's in the best interest to do this. >> not so. homosexuals are not eligible. if there are some there, even though the law said otherwise, that is a choice they made. we support the law. there is nothing in the law that says you can be in the military and be homosexual as long as you don't say that you are homosexual. so we have to define terms. as for the other countries there is only 25, not over 30 that have homosexuals in the military -- let me finish. 25 out of 200. lux em borg -- >> virtually every european country. what makes them better than we? >> these are not role models for our military, we are role models for them. >> but if we fight alongside of them in iraq and afghanistaner day. >> excuse me.
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>> they are good enough to fight in those countries but what makes them better than we are. >> let me ask you this. based on the point that you are making, what is it -- how is it that you feel this could hurt our military? >> very much. first of all the number of discharges before i was interrupted was less than 1%, a small number. but we would lose thousands of people because of a policy known as zero tolerance. and i'm sure you support this. it means if you do not agree that lesbians, bisexuals and transgenters should -- transgenders, that means your career should be over. that would do great harm to the military. >> her assertions are antiquated and false. every single study done on this issue concludes that gays and lesbians can serve effectively in the military. at certifications are part of a
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by-gone era where she doesn't give enough credit to the soldiers fighting alongside gays and lesbians. they know they are there. and 14,000 qualified and courageous gays and lesbians have been discharged from their posts simply because they were honest to admit who they were. that is a blight on our nation's history and certainly not a disservice to the national security interest. and elaine knows this. >> everyone can serve a country in some way and but not everyone is in the armed forces. >> and that's the question. as passionate as you may be, there is still legal issues and this does have to get through congress at some point. yesterday wasn't the end all, this was an attempt to further the discussion on this. so what does it take to make sure that this is what you are fighting for, that you can tib to be -- that you can continue to be heard.
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>> one thing i would agree with elaine on is the way it was made law 17 years ago was through the national defense authorization act. and unfortunately, for better or worse, it needs to be made illegal again. or the law needs to be stucken off the books. and in the pentagon, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the joint chief all supports repeal. once the study is completing on how, not if, but how to intergrate gays and lesbians into the military, we need a vehicle to do that and this is the way to have it done. >> we do not agree. the law was passed in 1993 and it said they are not eligible to be in the armed forces. but clintson created don't ask, don't tell, that you can as long as you don't say that you are. but we do support the sound law
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and supported by the people in the military. and if you repeal it and say we're going to have a person living in close quarters with no privacy in essence will have to expose themselves to persons who may be sexually attracted to them. now women in the military would never stand for that. you see the whole civil rights argument breaks down. when you realize that sexuality fosters. excuse me, this is your argument. >> the issues associated with this, what we're really talking about here is a national security. >> why are you disavowing. >> it is the disservice to our country in order to have qualified and courageous individuals that want to serve our country do so. >> why are you denying your own position. >> 30 countries have found that gays and lesbians can be successfully integrated into the military. the fact she chooses to ignore
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that israel, argentina, the united kingdom can do so but the united states can't is a discredit. >> every advocacy group said all sexual minority groups will be living together, no separate but equal, there is no dispute about this. why are you trying to disavowal your own position. >> and you know that the code makes sexual relations illegal. >> women in the military will never stand for this. and yet you're suspecting of men and women dealing with sexual issues on either side of the. [ overlapping speakers ] >> excuse me. you really don't want to accept your own reality that you are promoting. the lgb team law is -- >> all i'm promoting is that men and women can serve their country. you will never be able to deny that. >> you want to live in a dream world. >> they can serve their
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country. >> they can serve it in another way. >> if they can serve in congress, they can put their lives on the country. >> are you relating congress with the life on a submarine? >> there is no way you can deny that 65,000 courageous gays and lesbians are -- >> i know you're disappointed you lost the vote yesterday. you did not make your case. you will not -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> unfortunately -- we're on a very short time. we do appreciate hearing from both of you and it will be congress taking this up. but i know you are both going to -- you made your statements and we appreciate that. thank you for joining us. and i'm sure we'll chat with you again. we'll check in with julie wright on traffic. >> it's beeniesy on the -- it's been busy on the roads from centreville toward the capital beltway with everything open.
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inner loop is spotty delays with braddock toward 66. 95 tied up to shirlington. crossing over the 14th street bridge. crash on he'ser hour now cleared. 270 at democracy off the shoulder and westbound i-70 continues from the wreck and all lanes now let's send it ove tucker barnes and the cute factor of the day. the cuteness factor of the day. let's look at the weather and then the cuteness factor. going to be a warm one. high temperatures in the upper 80 toss about 90. currently 70 degrees at reagan national. temperatures are 10 degrees or so warmer than they were yesterday at this time. 65 at dulles, 69 in fredericksberg and 73 at patuxent naval air station. looking at our satellite radar, more quiet ahead. plenty of sunshine and warming temperatures as mentioned. yesterday's daytime high was 80.
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later today about 90 or so. off to the north and west, a cold front may bring us showers and a scattered thunderstorm later today. we do need the rain. but generally speaking that is falling apart as it moves to the region, so we'll be try the next couple of days. late summertime heat for the first few days of fall. things will become settled by sunday. if you have weekend plans, then sunday could be the worst of the two days. that's a look at the weather. let's get to the cuteness factor of the day. >> do you think you're the cuteness factor? >> i was hoping to be. time for the my first 5 photo of the day. >> this is ian and the twins like to dress up. >> they are going to be big time superstars. look at the face.
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it's like we're going to be famous. and we are already a good group. >> they look like peaches and herb. >> they do. >> to send us your child's picture go to and click on mornings and have you have a great day. allison, over to you. time now is 8:21 on this wednesday morning. wycliff john has anded his bid to become haiti's next president. and the summer may be over but you can still check out the weather. stay tuned. nyo
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singer song writer wycliff john withdrawing from politics in haiti. the elector council did not approve his candidacy. they did not say why or if he did not qualify because he had not lived in haiti since he was 9 years old. he lives in new jersey now. his publicist said he's going to focus on promoting his new
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album. the top economic advisor plans to leave the administration at the end of the year. lawrence summer will step down as director of the national economic council to return to harvard university. in a statement the president said he's grateful for his service during a time of great peril for our country. two other high members left earlier this year. the state superintendent of education has resigned. the washington post is reporting that carrie briggs stepped down via email last week with just 24 hours notice. the school board is said to be stunned by her decision to leave on such short notice. she was appointed by pay your fenty and he has appointed beth collie as interim superintendent. and why you are being encouraged to skip lunch today. plus an attack on twitter that reached the white house.
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creeping closer to 8:30 on this wednesday morning, mid week. and for one day summer back. >> a couple of days. but you're right, for one more day. in fact later tonight at 11:09. >> or maybe just hanging on. this is it, hours left. >> i'm going to enjoy it. 8:09, it's summertime until 8:08. >> as long as you're back, it will be back. that's the good news. let's look at the graphics. and we have the equinox at 11:09 tonight. some will be celebrating. but the sun is perfectly across the equator. >> nice graphic. >> that will fade in the fall and winter will arrive in december. and there we go. let's get to temperatures. so for the first day of fall we talk about 90s.
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how about that. 60s off to the north and west. 70s at reagan national. 66 in gaithersburg. 67 in salisbury. 77 in leonardtown, 73 in cambridge. yesterday's high temperatures were 80 and about 90 today. and so 10 degrees warmer. and we could see a late-day shower or a thunderstorm. we could use the rain. let's see what happens this afternoon. it won't cool us down but the possibility is out there that we could see a few showers or thunderstorms late this afternoon and during the evening hours. here is your forecast. generally unusual for this time of year. generally sunny and hot and humid and 90 degrees the afternoon high with winds out of the south and west at 5 miles per hour. next couple of days, a lot of heat on thursday and friday. we'll cool it down with a cold front friday night into saturday. and saturday's daytime high is 80 and then more showers on the day for sunday. i think the redskins are out of town so we won't worry about it
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here. >> yes. >> as far as weather. >> look at this shot. your wonderful suit today. thank you very much. one in six residents living in metropolitan area are at risk or experiencing hunger. the capital area food bank is challenging individuals to donate the equivalent of what they would normally spend on lunch to help families -- families and children struggling with hunger here in our area. joining me with more is shya holloway with the capital area food bank. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having the food bank. >> today is the day you're asking folks to skip the meal. it's the price of what you might pay for a meal and offer it to someone who could use that money. tell us about that campaign. we are a capital area food bank.
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it's our one day request. we ask that you again ate what you -- donate what you would spend on lunch to help those struggling with hunger in our community. with just $5 we can provide 15 meals. with $10 we can provide 30 meals. so we would encourage you to get involved with an individual or team and support those in neat. we are encouraging donations through the month of september as well. >> and september is the national hunger action month. and tell us who is at risk of hunger? >> the hunger action month was measured by feeding america and communicates that hunger here in the district is a real issue. we've seen a 25% increase in those who are suffering from hunger.
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the economy has forced many families, my my-- many first time families to skip lunch. maybe you bring or buy your lunch, just donation $5, $10, $15 to help us nourish those in need. >> since you started in 2008 you've raised some $60,000. i can't imagine how far that goes for your cause? >> yes. $60,000 has been raised to date since our in september in 2008 and we're hoping to beat last year and encourage the community. our neighbors and seniors are suffering. visit capital area food or you can call in to make a donation. >> we're seeing some of the statistics were on the scene for the viewers at home. one and two kids here in d.c.
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at risk of hunger. >> it's very unacceptable. and we have the kids cafe program who offers kids who rely on reduced lunch and breakfast but may not have the third meal at home so we have several programs that censure that seen as an individual to have access to quality food. >> and 5 -- $5 goes a long way. >> and you joined a team to try to raise the most money. and the last day to get in on that was september 10th and they'll win a big prize on october 1st. >> reporter: yes. the winner will be announced on october 2nd. they'll receive tickets to the blue jeans ball and a thank you in our promotional vehicles.
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people can donate throughout the month of september. but we'll encourage of you, allison, the need is all year round. not just the holidays but during the summer, the psalm, and everybody should get involved, whether through a donation or food or funds drive but the need is there all year right. >> thanks for joining from northeast d.c. much success on this day. skip lunch. >> yes. and sue palka is supporting us as well. >> and we all stand behind sue. so thank you. >> thank you. 8:30 on this wednesday morning. paris hilton was denied entrance into japan. we'll tell you why when we come back. and then tomorrow on the show, the besting ising author
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will join us live. and if you know the books, the shopaholic series. she wrote confessions of a shopoholic. she'll be with us. we'll be right back. building wind farms and
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expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. paris hilton's legal troubles interrupting international travel plans. she's on her way back to the
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united states after being denied entrance to japan. she was stopped because of her drug conviction. this is file of her in court recently. she pled guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in las vegas yesterday and was scheduled to give a press conference in tokyo but that appearance was canceled when she wasn't able to get into the country. twitter fixed a flaw that allowed its site to be hacked. visitors found that hovering the mouse over a link could cause websites to pop up, some of them pornography. a norwegianon programmer admits that he infected twitter, just to see if he could do it. identity thieves going after children and teen-agers. >> how they are getting access to private information and what you can do to protect your family. >> reporter: i know summer is ending today but that doesn't mean out door fun is ending.
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we are live at national harbor where there is a grand new rope course for you to try. this is new and different. we'll tell you why and how you come sign up next on fox 5 morning news. ?
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he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start. it was an honor. booming is moving forward by giving back. 8:43 and we have all heard the horror stories about identity theft. thieves using another person's personal information for their own financial gain. now investigators say they are seeing a growing trend of new victims -- children. melanie alnwick has more on how you can protect your child. >> reporter: we protect our kids from so many dangers. chemicals, the occasional stray dog. but protecting their credit? >> that is the world in which we are living today. >> reporter: now you can add that to the list of things parents need to look out for.
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>> parents should be worried. >> reporter: federal investigators have uncovered frauds targeting kids and social security numbers. that's caused the spin spector -- caused the inspector general concern. >> that number is valuable to have. >> reporter: because until the child gets a job, there is no credit or employment history attached to that number. and companies have figured out how to crack the code. >> the social security agency has made public how they establish and assign social security numbers. so identity thieves can reverse that rhythm to identify social security numbers that are like by to be one, valid, two, issued, and three, issued to young children. >> reporter: they can be sold
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at credit protection numbers or cpn. >> this is a c.p.n. scam. >> reporter: and people are buying them to use on new credit applications. >> rather than take the years to rebuild their credit legitimately, people are falling prey to get new numbers. >> we have 14-year-olds that have home mortgages taken out. >> reporter: and then they found their credit and social security numbers compromised. >> i worked too hard for this for my future. >> reporter: the research and analysis team is working with federal agencies to see how big the problem is. >> if children's numbers are being compromised we need to know what we need to do to shake sure the number takes place. >> reporter: some have
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suggested another change in policy. like issuing a dependent i.d. number instead of a social. since 1989 the law said babies need ssn if parents want to claim a child's tax deduction. in the last five years 20 million social security numbers have been issued to newborns, numbers that could be at risk. >> as a parent you can check your child's social security number to check your own. >> reporter: keep the sa place. contact social security or the federal trade commission if you suspect fraud. check with a credit reporting agency to see if there is a history. there the option so freeze the file if the report is found. >> parents shouldn't have to protect children's credit, but the sad news is it is true. >> reporter: and the future may depend on it. melanie alnwick, fox news. >> the social security association will change how it assigns number.
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the numbers will be random, instead of the formula in place since 1936. and fall starts tonight but you can't tell that by looking at the temperature or the conditions outside. it will be hot today. >> holly morris is spending the morning at the fashional harbor where they have plenty to do while the weather is still nice and warm. >> reporter: and they continue to have new things to do while the weather is warm and even as it gets cooler because you'll work up a sweat. we are on top of a brand new ropes here. it's all part of the program. this is david. and he is the person that designed and built this and this is isabel. and good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> reporter: and when i first heard i was going to do the ropes course, and i was like, we've been there and dob that. but this is new and different?
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>> this is multiple person challenges. most rope courses have individual challenges high in the air, like zip loan or -- zip line. >> reporter: so i can walk at the same time as her, that's the whole thing? >> yeah. >> reporter: because when it comes to rope courses you have to wait for one person to clear a challenge before the next one goes. >> correct. >> reporter: so why is that something different in a way to sell a ropes course. >> well it gives the people a chance to work together in a force. >> reporter: and you get to experience it together, right? and you can work through the challenges together. >> when you're done at the end of the day, you did that too? oh, i remember. i remember seeing how afraid someone was. >> reporter: and the other thing i've noticed before is
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when you do them tidally, everyone is welling at you and telling you how to do it. so how do you do it? >> you go across the ropes and there is a knot at the end and it pulls the thing over and you step on them and try to get across without touching the tires at all. >> but the last one, i don't think you can -- >> reporter: so i pull like this. >> yes. and it pulls it over. >> reporter: it's kind of hard to pull. what if it doesn't pull any more than that? >> that's because it's a challenge. >> maybe you should get back on and push that one out of it. >> reporter: way to problem several. that is great. look at you. and now i hop back on. and tell me about designing this and coming up with something new and some similar
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challenges and some new ones that they haven't? >> well it's how to make everyone stay up in the air. how you can make people stay up in the air altogether at one time. >> reporter: i'm not feeling particularly safe right now. that's not true, i feel totally safe. what do we do? >> you have to go back one more then. >> reporter: and then keep inching your way forward. >> so you can move forward for me. so you can all have the team where you want them to be. >> reporter: this is cool and different. i'll hop there like that. i had to solve a problem. so people are feeling safe and coming up with something new. >> and they are trying. and we want to reach out a hand to drap someone else. so they realize that they benefit from someone else's report. >> reporter: and you milled all of the wood yourself.
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>> for the exterior of the -- from the exterior. we have a rope course. >> you have to do go down on the ground. >> reporter: isabel is your spokesperson. we have a link to the national harbor to find out their website. sand our next goal is the zip line. we have a few guests here today. i'm going to tell you why. and jasmine is here from the university of maryland because he needs your vote. he's in the running to be the mascot of the year. he's already in the capital one all america team but he needs to be number one. and this is a head to head competition? >> absolutely. there are 16 mascots and you
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win by having the student body or anybody vote up to 256 times an hour, you can vote. and it's on a weekly basis. it's one mass coat versus another. and the most votes and you move on and the winner wins $20,000 toward your cheerleading program. it's amazing. >> so she needs the support right now so if you can go out and get some votes because we want university of maryland to come out on top. and we will say right now unfortunately the head to head matchup, she's not in the lead right now. and she is up against the university of minnesota. and did you know the show produce certify from minnesota? what do you think about that? let's move on to the next round. >> you can text and you go online too.
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>> ? yes. you can text toast eato up to 256 times an hour and we hope to get as much as possible to benefit our program. >> and also online at and we should say congratulations because you won a spot to be on the team right. >> there's a lot of mascots out there and so we're proud of where you are and it looks like a decent season so far. you are certainly busy. >> our trips are two and one so far. better than the record last year. and they're excited. >> and the winner announced we have to wait until january 1st. >> but we have do get through each round. but it is during the bowl game. >> but just knock off minnesota first. >> we've done our part.
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>> who is the big mascot rivalry with maryland? >> honestly, our biggest rival is duke. and you know everybody thinks maryland versus duke is a big deal. >> duke just happens to be the college park next week. >> they do. >> slow and steady wins the race. that's right. s to how we have to do it. but hurry up and vote. and vote because we need some pride. >> of course we do. >> on january is we can it -- on january 1 you can vote. let's get her on to the second round so we can celebrate. >> reporter: we'd like to have him come in. and -- and good luck with that.
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